American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A storm in which snow or rain freezes on contact, forming a coat of ice on the surfaces it touches.
- n. a storm with freezing rain that leaves everything glazed with ice
“The ice storm was no longer the gusting, swirling fog of that morning but a driving wall of stiletto-tipped spears, near-lethal in its ferocity, highspeed ice-spicule lances that would have skewered their way through the thickest cardboard or shattered in a second a glass held in your hand.”
“But this was no trick of the eye or imagination; it was the result of a ground-level ice storm that rose and swirled and subsided at the dictates of an icy wind that was never less than strong and sometimes gusted up to gale force, a wind that drove before it a swirling rushing fog of billions of needle-pointed ice spicules.”
“Radio's okay, but this ice storm causes such damn distortion and squeaking -- no, wait a minute, though, wait a minute.”
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Tip of the hat to Stephen, who always tells me "only one more switchback" as we go up the trail. Usually it is a lie, but it still works!
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